Understanding Our Sewing Machine Basics Is Important

 

If you’re new to sewing the first thing you “should do” is read your sewing machines manual no matter what. If you don’t have access to it, consider watching the video below to gain a basic understanding of how to get started.

Beginning sewing on a sewing machine you’re not familiar with usually takes a little time.

Every sewing machine has its own idiosyncrasies. From how you thread it to how it sews each stitch.

Don’t rush into sewing until you’ve sewn a few stitches to get the feel of it. If possible select a piece of scrap fabric to use as a practice piece.

A sewing machine is marvel of technology, don’t make the mistake of thinking you know how it works.

Even highly experienced sewing machine technicians read the manuals before they add thread to a machine.

Go slow and make sure you’ve followed the threading and bobbin insertion directions prior to turning it on.

After we get these sewing machine basics down we will be on the right path for becoming a great quilter!


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8 Responses to “Understanding Our Sewing Machine Basics Is Important”

  1. Cindy Hiteshew

    Sep 14. 2017

    Thank you for posting.

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  2. Donna Simpson

    Sep 14. 2017

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  3. Judy Russwurm

    Sep 14. 2017

    Kara here is something for you maybe

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  4. Andrea Johnson

    Sep 15. 2017

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  5. Please dont sew beginners, it will hurt them. 🙂 I learned to sew over 47years ago. I don’t sew as much as would like but I enjoy it still today. My Mom is 90 & 3/4 she sews at least 4 times a week. She is amazing.

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  6. Denice Haynes Webb

    Nov 01. 2017

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  7. Joy Robinson

    Nov 01. 2017

    great link. I need one for serger/overlocker please especially when to change for thick fabric

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  8. Laurel Eason

    Nov 02. 2017

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